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en·join·der

 (ĕn-join′dər)
n.
An authoritative request or injunction: an enjoinder not to swim when the lifeguard was off duty.

[From enjoin (modeled on rejoinder).]

enjoinder

(ɪnˈdʒɔɪndə)
n
an order or obligation

en•join•der

(ɛnˈdʒɔɪn dər)

n.
1. a prohibition by injunction.
2. an emphatic directive or order.
[1890–95; derivative of enjoin, after rejoinder]
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The softness of the anaphora, a repetition of grammatical mood rather than term, echoes the softness of the enjoinders, in the service of yet more metonymic and deictic presentation of place, and the dissolution and reconstitution of that place as literature.
In 1608 and 1615 again, enjoinders appeared against women wearing male apparel and boys appearing on the stage as females.
However, this grafting does not occur specifically within the essay, working instead through implicit analogy via the reader's ability to connect Deleuzian/Bergsonian critiques of time and the popular academic enjoinders to reinvent the humanities mentioned in the introduction.
Passing judgment on the philosopher who would endorse such nonsense as a "little wretch" who "hardly know[ing] whether his neighbor is a man or an animal," makes "himself ridiculous" and a "joke" when "he appears in a law court or anywhere else," and tries to "draw the quick-witted lawyer out of his pleas and enjoinders to the contemplation of absolute justice or injustice in their own nature," Socrates recounts, in dead earnestness, the jest of the witty Thracian handmaid who, witnessing the misstep of Thales, remarked that "he was so eager to know what was going on in heaven that he could not see what was before his feet.